Alexis Michalik's EDMOND DE BERGERAC Will Make UK PremiereAlexis Michalik's EDMOND DE BERGERAC Will Make UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Alexis Michalik's hilarious comedy won 5 Moliere Awards and continues to play to packed houses in Paris at the Theatre du Palais-Royale. Here it will receive its UK premiere in a new translation by Jeremy Sams. Artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre will direct a cast led by Freddie Fox (An Ideal Husband, Judas Kiss, Travesties ) in the title role. (more...)

PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other PalacePROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Prom Queen: The Musical, the story of a landmark win for gay rights, will receive a public UK workshop this fall at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Other Palace Theatre. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2018Further Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season, today announces further casting for the 2018 summer programme with actors Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Ugly Lies the Bone) and Nigel Lindsay (Victoria, Four Lions) joining the previously announced Elizabeth McGovern and Amanda Abbington in the 10th anniversary production of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage.  (more...)

IFC to Co-Produce YEAR OF THE RABBIT with UK's Channel 4 - New Original Comedy Series to Debut in 2019IFC to Co-Produce YEAR OF THE RABBIT with UK's Channel 4 - New Original Comedy Series to Debut in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

IFC to Co-Produce YEAR OF THE RABBIT with UK's Channel 4 - New Original Comedy Series to Debut in 2019 (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Summer Season 2018Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Summer Season 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season, today announces the full 2018 programme. Some of the country's most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre's historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio. (more...)

BWW Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Vaudeville TheatreBWW Review: AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 6, 2018

Classic Spring's third Oscar Wilde production gains extra piquancy from Amber Rudd's resignation - dealing, as it does, with political scandal and social hypocrisy. It's another facet for Jonathan Church's well-balanced revival, which proves as handsome, witty and ultimately kindly as its beguiling hero. (more...)

Photo Flash: Classic Spring Stages AN IDEAL HUSBANDPhoto Flash: Classic Spring Stages AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Classic Spring is delighted to announce real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, are to play fictional father and son in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, from 20 April at the Vaudeville theatre. Also starring, in the role of Mrs. Cheveley, is Frances Barber. Directed by Jonathan Church, An Ideal Husband will play at the Vaudeville Theatre 20 April to 14 July 2018, before opening the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season on 18 July to 4 August 2018. (more...)

RED Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRED Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 30, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From meaty revivals to the open-air theatres opening their doors, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Full Casting For Guy Chambers' THE SELFISH GIANT And Further Casting For AN IDEAL HUSBAND AnnouncedFull Casting For Guy Chambers' THE SELFISH GIANT And Further Casting For AN IDEAL HUSBAND Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Spring has announced that Sally Bretton and Nathaniel Parker will join Edward Fox, Freddie Fox and Frances Barber in Jonathan Church's forthcoming production of An Ideal Husband. (more...)

Edward and Freddie Fox to Star in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Vaudeville TheatreEdward and Freddie Fox to Star in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Classic Spring is delighted to announce real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, are to play fictional father and son in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, from 20 April at the Vaudeville theatre. Also starring, in the role of Mrs. Cheveley, is Frances Barber. Directed by Jonathan Church, An Ideal Husband will play at the Vaudeville Theatre 20 April to 14 July 2018, before opening the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season on 18 July to 4 August 2018. (more...)

Acting For Others Announce Over  150,000 Has Been Raised At This Year's One Night Only At The IvyActing For Others Announce Over 150,000 Has Been Raised At This Year's One Night Only At The Ivy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Theatrical charity Acting for Others announces that over 150,000 has been raised at this year's One Night Only at The Ivy setting the record for the highest amount raised from this event. Stars of the stage and screen swapped their costumes for aprons and served diners across two sittings at The Ivy, world-renowned for their unfaltering impeccable service. Heading up the waiting staff this year to ply their trades in bartending, waiting tables, manning cloakrooms and welcoming guests were Noma Dumezweni, Arlene Phillips and Freddie Fox. (more...)

Acting for Others Brings ONE NIGHT ONLY Back to The Ivy on 10 DecemberActing for Others Brings ONE NIGHT ONLY Back to The Ivy on 10 December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Theatrical charity Acting for Others today announces the return of One Night Only at The Ivy in West Street on Sunday 10 December 2017. Over 100,000 was raised last year for the charity, which is an umbrella organisation for 15 invaluable charities dedicated to supporting people from the theatre and dance communities who have fallen on hard times through injury, illness or circumstance. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Marble Arch TheatreBWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Marble Arch Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 15, 2017

New Orleans comes to Marble Arch via this energetic revival of Clarke Peters' 1990 tribute to 'The King of the Jukebox', swing and blues bandleader Louis Jordan. Occupying a new pop-up, circus tent-style venue complete with stylish bar serving Southern cocktails it's a welcome blast of jazz-hot fun as autumn draws in. (more...)

Saxophonist Elan Trotman Adds EDM Beats to Caribbean-Jazz FusionSaxophonist Elan Trotman Adds EDM Beats to Caribbean-Jazz Fusion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is “shaking it up” by going electronic on “Electro Sax.' (more...)

Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - updating LIVE (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company RecordMenier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company Record
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory received nine nominations for this year's Olivier Awards - a record for the company. The awards are across four productions - Travesties, currently running at the Apollo Theatre; Funny Girl, currently on an extensive tour of UK and Ireland; Florian Zeller's The Truth in a version by Christopher Hampton, and David Baddiel - My Family Not the Sitcom, which returns to the West End for a second run later this month. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSHGAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

OLD MONEY. NEW PROBLEMS. DIFFERENT GENDER. Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones, Untitled Detroit Project) is to lead the cast for the world premiere of an all-female version of Posh. Full casting for the production has been announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage AwardsPhoto Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 20, 2017

Last night, winners were announced at London's Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

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